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Old 07-21-20, 09:12 AM
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post
Hey, WhyFi. Is any special toolage required to put the cranks on that thing?
A special tool is needed to attach the spider to the cranks, but I'd be surprised if it came without already being installed. I bought mine as separate line items and didn't add the assembly fee, but they still put it together for me. You shouldn't need more than a set of Allen wrenches for the chainrings and left arm.
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Old 07-21-20, 09:23 AM
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post
Hey, WhyFi. Is any special toolage required to put the cranks on that thing?
Cranks?

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I generally wave to most cyclists going the opposite way, and offer a verbal greeting to those going my way as I go past them.

Shirtless guys with homemade aero bars on their hybrid scare me, though. I try to keep my distance and avoid eye contact.




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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
A special tool is needed to attach the spider to the cranks, but I'd be surprised if it came without already being installed. I bought mine as separate line items and didn't add the assembly fee, but they still put it together for me. You shouldn't need more than a set of Allen wrenches for the chainrings and left arm.
They want 29 bucks to put something together and the tool is 60. I emailed them for more info. I would hate to order it unassembled and then have to wait for a stupid tool.
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Nerd!
I can almost guarantee I am the biggest nerd here. And that its not that close.
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We're talking Power2max.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
I can almost guarantee I am the biggest nerd here. And that its not that close.
I sort of doubt that.
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Old 07-21-20, 09:28 AM
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post
We're talking Power2max.
I know exactly what you're talking about. I figured you're into SPD, so there's some SPD action from SRM.
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I generally wave to most cyclists going the opposite way, and offer a verbal greeting to those going my way as I go past them.

Shirtless guys with homemade aero bars on their hybrid scare me, though. I try to keep my distance and avoid eye contact.




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Old 07-21-20, 09:34 AM
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They want 29 bucks to put something together and the tool is 60. I emailed them for more info. I would hate to order it unassembled and then have to wait for a stupid tool.
Yeah, same as when I ordered. I never asked - just rolled the dice and they took care of it. I'd be surprised if they didn't take care of you. In subsequent emails, I inquired about chainrings and was offered the bundle discount price on them, etc.
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Old 07-21-20, 09:38 AM
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I can almost guarantee I am the biggest nerd here. And that its not that close.
Everybody nerdy. Now you nerdy, too.

Everybody here seems to have their area of, uh, particular interest.
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Old 07-21-20, 09:54 AM
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My friend wanted a pic of this cactus with her bike to show how big it is. Hard to tell but it is at least 8 feet tall.
That picture makes me cringe.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
Yeah, same as when I ordered. I never asked - just rolled the dice and they took care of it. I'd be surprised if they didn't take care of you. In subsequent emails, I inquired about chainrings and was offered the bundle discount price on them, etc.
Apparently Rotor is no longer using that lock ring, so no special tools.
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The house is incredible, nicer inside than I even expected. The husband, wife and I talked for about 40 minutes about the house and come to an agreement on sale price verbally. My agent is getting them the contract this morning and all we have left after that are attorney approvals and we should be closed by mid-August.
Woohoo! Nice turn of events.
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My wife forbids me to get a MTB because theres a high degree of likelihood Ill kill myself on one.

Its too bad because we have a great trail system that you can ride to from any house in this neighborhood.
A new gravel bike to ride responsibly??

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Coffee.
Oh Ive had mine at 5:50-ish this morning and it was a beautiful moment.

i must be getting notorious at work though, even my boss steps out of the way when he sees me walking with an empty cup in my hand.
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Old 07-21-20, 10:41 AM
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Alarm cat #2 is getting ready for her next shift


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Alarm cat #2 is getting ready for her next shift


Must be hard work getting you out of bed.
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Just got the rest of the week off, right on time to catch a flight home.


Fun fact, first flight this morning it was 37 degree in the cockpit. It cooled off to a nice 30 degrees by the time we touched down. This is celsius.
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Pulled the trigger with 5-bolt 110, the ALDHU crank upgrade, and 3-day shipping. Woohoo!
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post
Pulled the trigger with 5-bolt 110, the ALDHU crank upgrade, and 3-day shipping. Woohoo!


Even as a toy, PMs are fun to have, but knowing the work that you put in and will put in, it's good to see you take the step.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
Just got the rest of the week off, right on time to catch a flight home.


Fun fact, first flight this morning it was 37 degree in the cockpit. It cooled off to a nice 30 degrees by the time we touched down. This is celsius.
Great about the time off! Got a fan at least?
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Great about the time off! Got a fan at least?
Just crack the window a little.
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Even as a toy, PMs are fun to have, but knowing the work that you put in and will put in, it's good to see you take the step.
You asked about when I felt the Varia was a necessity - the PM is too. Even if Im not doing a workout I do want to track things like load and how I did with pacing and so on. Riding without one would be like riding without a Garmin.
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Great about the time off! Got a fan at least?

Negative. We didnt get to the plane til after 10 am. It was already 90 degrees outside, and the plane was closed up with no airflow. Usually an ac cart will be hooked up, but they didnt have one, and on the ground the ac packs fed by the engines just arnt as strong enough, and the cabin gets priority. Some planes work better than others. This was one of the others.
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I love my mtb.
Fixed, sort of
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post


Even as a toy, PMs are fun to have, but knowing the work that you put in and will put in, it's good to see you take the step.
Thanks!

Speaking of nerds, my entire professional life is devoted to measuring human physiological and behavioral responses to things, so the chance of my not taking this step was essentially zero.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
I can almost guarantee I am the biggest nerd here. And that its not that close.
I think I could give you a run for your money.
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I think I could give you a run for your money.
I'm the one who spent his last birthday investigating whether there was a relation between the proto-Indo-European word for "dog" and the Chinese one. That was because I had been digging through PIE word roots and noticed the similarity, and wound up reading a paper about the etymology of "dog" and the evolved nature of dog-related origin myths between West and East. That was how I got freaky on my birthday while AG was overseas for work (seems like an age ago, but was really nine months exactly). But I'm sure y'all are nerdy too.
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